Saturday, April 22, 2006

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail!

I love shrimp and this was one of the best shrimp cocktails ever. If you have the opportunity and you are in Portland, Oregon go to the Chart House it is juicy!
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Delicious Onion Rings!

We went to this steakhouse in Portland, Oregon last night and they had the best onion rings. Very tasty!
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Hotcake and Steak in Portland Pancakes!

These pancakes were so good. They were thick and had a malt buttermilk flavor. Good thing I do not live there, because they could be addictive.
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Lobster Bisque from the Chart House in Portland!

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Click here for the Portland, Oregon trip photos on flickr!

My Portland, Oregon trip was great! This photograph is of the filet mignon with Bearnaise sauce and baked potato I ate at a local steakhouse.
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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Click here to link to Google Calendar

Google has come up with an easy, useful calendar where you can share your schedule with family and friends. Great idea Google.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Click Here to go to Flickr!

flickr photographer Chef Tami
I have been a member of flickr for over a year it is free to sign up. It is a great place to make friends that share the same interests and have other people comment on your photos. There are groups to join, you can create sets for your photos and add your photos to specialized groups. I am a flickr addict. Try it and see.
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Pina Colada

Pina Colada for two!
4 ounces golden rum
2 ounces cream of coconut (Coco Loco)
8 ounces unsweetened pineapple juice
12 ice cubes
Combine the rum, coconut cream, pineapple juice and ice cubes in a blender. Blend on high until ice is finely chopped. Serve with a straw and and a paper umbrella if you are lucky enough to have two on hand. Makes 2 drinks.

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Planter's Punch

Looking for a cocktail to serve at your next party?
Or a drink after a hard day?
Try my recipe for Planter's Punch!
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
2 ounce orange juice
2 tsp confectioners' sugar, plus more for garnish
2 ounce light rum
1 ounce dark rum
Orange, lemon and pineapple slices
Maraschino cherries
2 dashes triple sec
2 dashes grenadine
Mint sprig

Pour first six ingredients into a tall ice filled glass. Stir until glass is frosted. Add orange, lemon and pineapple slices and cherries. Top with triple sec and grenadine. Garnish with a sprig of mint dipped in powdered sugar. Makes 1 drink.

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Monday, April 17, 2006

Cookbooks and Recipes have changed over the years.

Does anyone have any thought on how they have changed? I will post my thoughts later.Technorati tags:

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Click Here to Visit My New Online Store at Cafepress

I have launched a new online store at There are t-shirts, dog clothing, buttons, kid's clothing, journals, tote bags, mugs, caps and more. The unique gifts are creative and from my original photographs. Visit today and have some fun shopping from your home. My famous pink cupcake will be featured. See you there!

The Next Food Network Star?

Today the food network audience is able to start voting for who will win The Next Food Network Star? The four finalists that are left are the charismatic fast talking Guy, the bald culinarian Nathan, Reggie the sweet baker who tries hard, but does not quite nail it, or Carissa the French food enthusiast who has improved drastically in recent weeks. The show is on Sunday nights at 9PM/8C on th e food network. The Finale airs on April 23rd at 9PM. I do not like this show as well as I like Top Chef, but it is worth watching if you are interested in what it takes to prepare food on television. From what I have seen it is a juggling act. You have to be multi-talented and be a complete package of know how, cooking skills and on-air television personality all wrapped up in one package. In my opinion, just because someone is voted off a reality show it does not make them nothing. The people who are voted off had a lot of courage to go on the show in the first place. The way reality shows are it would be difficult to be able to relax and not be nervous, so even if you are truly talented the short time they are there the judges might not be able to see that. Who is your pick for The Next Food Network Star?